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Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university

Vancouver faces stark contrasts between funding for K to 12 and university Vancouver Observer October 7, 2016 Vancouver, the city of disparities, is faced with polar opposites in its educational system. The contrast between K-12 schools and the university in … Continue reading

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Documentary on East Van’s Purple Thistle Centre – Common Notions: No Handbook Required

Carla Bergman, Corin Browne and John Collins have made a film about The Purple Thistle Centre, which will be screened at the DOXA film festival: Common Notions: No Handbook Required Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 5:00pm Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour … Continue reading

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Announcing the Purple Thistle Institute! Radical social change from below

Announcing the Purple Thistle Institute! RADICAL SOCIAL CHANGE FROM BELOW The Purple Thistle in East Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory is super‐pleased to announce that in JULY 2011 we will be running a three‐week summer institute. We’d be thrilled if you … Continue reading

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VSB v. BC Ministry of Education or how neoliberalism operates in your own backyard

“Think globally and act locally” may be trite catchphrase, but thinking globally can give us insight into the current feud between the Vancouver School Board and the Ministry of Education. Faced with a $16 million budget shortfall, the Vancouver trustees, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER CITY IS POSSIBLE: Come hear some of the best thinkers in Vancouver and talk about the future of the city

ANOTHER CITY IS POSSIBLE: Come hear some of the best thinkers in Vancouver and talk about the future of the city A series of coffeehouse events hosted by Matt Hern and following up on his new book COMMON GROUND IN … Continue reading

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With Olympics Come New Laws to Sweep up Homeless

In an article for October 14th edition of The Tyee, Katie Hyslop describes how four recent Olympic host cities passed laws that criminalize homelessness and links this shameful portion of Olympic history to the Assisting to Shelter Act under consideration … Continue reading

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Matt Hern has a new blog. You’ll be a smarter and better person if you read it.

Mighty Matt Hern is an East Van superhero and the chief Canucklehead fan. He writes about lots of interesting stuff: community, cities, learning, deschooling. He has a new blog. I think you should read it. Look out for his new … Continue reading

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